Will the soap opera of which Karim Benzema is the hero soon stop? On a daily basis, speculation about the future of the Real Madrid centre-forward follows one another. Will the 35-year-old follow Cristiano Ronaldo to Saudi Arabia, as several Spanish and foreign newspapers suggest?
It is said that the Ballon d'Or 2022 is close to committing to the club of Al-Ittihad, just crowned champion in his country, with an astronomical salary of 100 million euros annually. Very far from an extension in the city of Madrid and even in Lyon as dreamers wish.
This Thursday, KB9 spoke at a gala organized by the newspaper Marca: "I have a match on Saturday, I train tomorrow, so for now I am in Madrid". As for the question about a possible departure from Real, he remained calm without saying more: "Why do I have to talk about the future? I'm at Real Madrid. Those who speak are on the internet and the reality is not the internet."
🤣 UUUUUOOOOPAAAAAAAAAAA ¡¡SE QUEDAAAAAA!!
💥💥 Brutal reacción de @ibaillanos a las preguntas sobre su futuro #BenzemaMARCALeyenda pic.twitter.com/jpchWMtPU8
— MARCA (@marca) June 1, 2023
At the beginning of April, Marca had announced that the number 9 of Real Madrid (2nd in La Liga), which hosts Athletic Bilbao (8th) on Sunday, was to restack for a fifteenth season in the Spanish capital, despite Saudi desires. We will probably know more at the end of this 38th and last day.